More than three hundred full-color photographs present a wide range of these turn-of-the-century architectural gems, offering a wealth of ideas and creative suggestions for restoring and decorating historic homes. 15,500 first printing.
Builds on the popularity of the bungalow style to present a comprehensive guide to home kitchen design, including more than 250 full-color photographs, detailed plans, historical background, materials and appliance options, and hundreds of innovative ideas for updating, renovating, or remodeling one's kitchen.
An ideal resource for 21st-century bungalow buyers and renovators as well as for builders seeking authentic details. 50 examples include photographs, in addition to floor plans, estimated costs, and descriptions of exteriors and interiors.
The Arts & Crafts movement popularized more than a century ago is currently enjoying a revival--and with good reason. Finally, the "lowly" bungalow, once considered too small and style-starved, is gaining popularity as new bungalow communities crop up across the nation. With its emphasis on handcrafted beauty, quality workmanship, and respect for natural materials, today's bungalow style offers friendly streetscapes and sensible, ecologically oriented homes that work for modern families. Bungalow Plans contains house plans that may be modest in size by today's standards, but integrate the style and timeless charm of the past with a modern point of view.
The emphasis is on urban society, with new essays on social structure, the family, ethnicity and immigration, and religion. Other sections are devoted to urban growth, the physical environment, and urban government and reform.
Set almost invariably in a lush garden, the early-twentieth-century bungalow allowed countless suburbanites to get "back to nature" without leaving the cozy confines of their own property. The bungalow front porch epitomized the indoor-outdoor lifestyle associated with this popular new form of housing. Furnished as an extension of the adjoining living room, it offered a comfortable spot from which to enjoy unimpeded views of the surrounding landscape. Because the front porch typically defined a home's street presence-providing what realtors refer to as "curb appeal"-it also represented one of the most distinctive features of bungalow architecture. Bungalow Basics: Porches examines both the social history and the design characteristics of bungalow porches, with dozens of resplendent, flower-filled photographs and rare illustrations from period publications.